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Tyrtaeus (; Greek: Τυρταῖος Tyrtaios; fl. mid-7th century BC) was a Greek elegiac poet from Sparta. He wrote at a time of two crises affecting the city: a civic unrest threatening the authority of kings and elders, later recalled in a poem named Eunomia ("Law and Order"), where he reminded citizens to respect the divine and constitutional roles of kings, council, and demos; and the Second Messenian War, during which he served as a sort of "state poet", exhorting Spartans to fight to the death for their city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tyrtaeus has received more than 212,070 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Tyrtaeus is the 484th most popular writer (up from 551st in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Greece (up from 137th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Greek Writer.

Tyrtaeus is most famous for his poems that were written to encourage the Spartans to fight against the Athenians.

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Among writers, Tyrtaeus ranks 484 out of 5,755Before him are Nathaniel Hawthorne, D. H. Lawrence, Statius, Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, and Elie Wiesel. After him are Anthony Burgess, Baldassare Castiglione, Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, and Alfred de Musset.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Tyrtaeus ranks 7Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Astyages, Cyaxares, Arion, Psamtik I, and Jeconiah. After him are Amasis II, Anacharsis, Phalaris, Periander, Psamtik II, and Necho I. Among people deceased in 700 BC, Tyrtaeus ranks 4Before him are Hesiod, Isaiah, and Gyges of Lydia. After him are Achaemenes, Jehoahaz of Judah, Cylon of Athens, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Ariaramnes, Callinus, Shebitku, and Theopompus of Sparta.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Tyrtaeus ranks 134 out of 936Before him are Ictinus (-500), Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Cratylus (-500), and Djemal Pasha (1872). After him are Thespis (-600), Pope Eleutherius (171), Cleon (-450), Costa-Gavras (1933), Epimenides (-690), and Parmenion (-400).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Tyrtaeus ranks 17Before him are Archilochus (-680), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Arion (-700), Lysias (-445), and Phaedrus (-20). After him are Longus (110), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Aelia Eudocia (401), Agathias (536), and Odysseas Elytis (1911).